About Central San Diego
San Diego Central Inland Neighborhoods
San Diego Inland real estate is prized for their convenience to downtown, of course for the warm weather. The San Diego inland neighborhoods have wonderful communities and plenty of services. Most of these communities are located along the Interstate-8 corridor which stretches from Ocean Beach to El Cajon. There are a lot of neighborhoods in the Central-Inland category, so it’s not easy to give a quick summary… but this is a start.
Allied Gardens and Del Cerro (92120) – Located North of Interstate 8, along College Avenue, across from San Diego State University, these East County San Diego neighborhoods consist of mainly single-family houses, on clean, charming streets. The schools serving the area (Hearst Elementary and Patrick Henry High) have good reputations in the San Diego Unified district, and it is a pride-of-ownership community.
City Heights / Oak Park (92105) – Northeast of downtown and South of Interstate 8, City Heights is an inner-city neighborhood with rich ethnic diversity and flavor. After many years of decline, the area experienced significant redevelopment in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Oak Park includes some of the most affordable East County San Diego homes.
Golden Hill / Sherman Heights / Grant Hill (92102)– Bordering downtown San Diego to the North, these are older San Diego neighborhoods were truly high-class communities in the early 20th century. Golden Hill (sometimes referred to as “South Park” for its proximity to Balboa Park) has experienced significant renewal in the past decade or two, though to a lesser extent than Hillcrest and North Park. Grant Hill to the east has lagged behind and is definitely ripe for an urban revival. Mt. Hope and Chollas View neighborhoods at the end of the zip code are currently experiencing urban renewal.
North Park (92104) – Both east and north of Balboa Park, the North Park neighborhood has substantially improved over the past twenty years. North Park real estate now closely revivals its western-neighbor, Hillcrest. Explore Hillcrest on our Central Coastal San Diego real estate page.
Serra Mesa (92123) – North of Mission Valley and East of Linda Vista and Clairemont, Serra Mesa is a low-to-middle income neighborhood of houses, condominiums, and townhomes. Some of the Serra Mesa homes are perched along very beautiful canyons. Children’s Hospital is in the area, alongside I-805, making homes in Serra Mesa quite popular with nurses and medical technicians.
Talmadge / College Grove / College Area (92115) – East of Kensington and North of City Heights, Talmadge and the College Area are mostly residential neighborhoods that are convenient to San Diego State University. The proximity to the SDSU campus gives great rental potential. There are great opportunities to buy San Diego investment properties in these areas, as the rental demand is very strong.
Tierrasanta (92124) – This is a large suburban zip code which stretches from Mission Valley/Allied Gardens/Kensington at the south up to Scripps Ranch at the north. Tierrasanta is primarily a bedroom community of single-family houses as well as town homes, condos, and apartments.
University Heights / Normal Heights / Kensington (92116) –South of I-8 and East of Hillcrest, these neighborhoods have a classic mid-19th century suburban feel. Kensington real estate features craftsman-style houses and Spanish bungalows have retained their charm to this day. Along Adams Avenue there has been significant redevelopment, with a variety of shops and restaurants opening and re-opening to serve the area.
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